Crowdfunding Category

Caribbean Film Project on Indiegogo – Contribute Now! Make your contribution to Caribbean films TODAY!   The Caribbean Film Academy, teamed up with filmmakers across the Region to bring some new stories to screen. As part of CaFA’s Caribbean Film Project, 4 writers were chosen to have their scripts developed and their stories produced as short films.  Over the past 2 years, the writers have worked with their writing coaches to make their scripts production ready.  Now, we are ready to shoot the films, and are reaching out to you,Read More
The crowdfunding campaign for “1804: The Hidden History of Haiti,” was recently lauched on Indiegogo.  The film is written and being produced by Tariq Nasheed, the creator of the critically acclaimed Hidden Colors documentary series. The film promises go in depth into the history of Haiti, and will also explore the real reasons for the current state of Haiti. Watch Tariq’s Pitch: Visit the film’s crowdunding page, on Indiegogo, https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/1804-the-hidden-history-of-haiti/x/624260#/, to contribute. One Love!Read More
The crowdfunding campaign for “Unfinished Sentences,” the latest film project by Mariel Brown, was lauched this past week on Indiegogo.  Mariel, whose film credits include “Inward Hunger,” the award-winning,”Smallman,” and “The Solitary Alchemist,” is the writer, director and producer of the film. About “Unfinished Sentences:” This film is personal account of Mariel coping with the loss of her father, Wayne Brown, a well-regarded writer and poet, in 2009.  “… as an artist, I felt utterly compelled to make the film in order to make sense of a very difficult period inRead More

Posted On February 16, 2016By Romola LucasIn Blog, CaFA News, caribbean, caribbean film, Crowdfunding

#CrowdFundThis – Moving Parts

MEDIA RELEASE MOVING PARTS, A FILM ON HUMAN SMUGGLING IN THE CARIBBEAN LAUNCHES CROWD FUNDING CAMPAIGN February 16, Port-of-Spain – MOVING PARTS, a film by Trinidad-based, American director, Emilie Upczak launched its crowd funding campaign today. “Moving Parts takes a fictional look at a very real issue”, Upczak said. “The film’s protagonist Zhenzhen, is a Chinese immigrant who is smuggled into Trinidad to be with her brother Wei following the death of their father. A tragic event leaves Zhenzhen vulnerable and only through the help of a neighboring art galleristRead More

Posted On January 2, 2016By Romola LucasIn Blog, CaFA News, caribbean, Crowdfunding

#CrowdFundThis – Solomon Dasko

“Solomon Dasko,” is the name of the thesis film by Guyanese filmmaker, Yaphet Jackman.  Yaphet is pursuing his MFA in Film Direction and Cinematography, at the Ohio University School of Film. About the Project The story follows Solomon, a recovering drug abuser, holding on to his dream to become a famous blues singer. When he meets a lonely, schizophrenic guitar teacher who “sees” something in him, a convenient friendship ensues as he struggles to stay clean in the face of reality.  The film is slated to be shot on locationRead More
Back in 2013, we screened a short film, The Cutlass, to great reviews by our viewers.  Everyone seeing the short, kept asking us when the feature would be made.  Well, here it is.  The producers of the film have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, one of the premiere fundraising platforms for films. With the campaign, the producers hope to raise $48,000 to shoot the feature length version of the film.  Watch the pitch video for the campaign … The film, which won the “Best Film in Development,” at theRead More
Caribbean-Canadian filmmaker, Sharon Lewis, has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds for her latest project, Brown Girl in the Ring – the Prequel – a Canadian-Caribbean Sci Fi film.  Through the campaign, Sharon and her production team hope to raise $30,000 Canadian ($25,000 US).  The money raised will be used to fund the entire production:  production costs, cast and crew, equipment, insurance, etc.  This project was selected by the Canadian Film Centre through its partnership with IndieGoGo and the film will be receiving some funding. The Film: In an abandoned futuristic ghetto hauntedRead More
Jamaican filmmaker, Aisha Porter-Christie, has launched an Indiegogo Campaign to raise funds for her film project, “Lost Boy.”  Through the campaign, Ms. Porter Christie, a graduate of Ryerson University’s RTA School of Media (Toronto) and Columbia University’s Film MFA Program (New York), hopes to raise $4,000 USD.  The funds will be used to cover post-production and finishing costs, as well as outstanding debt.  The film explores the issue of missing children in Jamaica, where about 150 children go missing every month – it is a subject near and dear to theRead More
“Tomb,” the latest offering by Trinbagonian filmmaker, Nick Attin, is being dubbed as the Caribbean’s first Sci-Fi film.  This is Nick’s third film and promises to be his most ambitious yet.  Most of the film has already been shot.  The Indiegogo campaign is to raise funds for all of the post-production work needed to complete the film. The Pitch: What would the Funds be used for? Upgrade their editing systems. License music for the film’s soundtrack. Enhance their marketing potential at film festivals.   The Story: On the 10th of September inRead More
The Story: Tyler is a 15 year old boy who lives in a sheltered Trinidadian home. He looks up to Darryl, the leader of a group of small time hustlers. Tyler is out of his element around these boys who play at being bad. His family is in the habit of eavesdropping on the tumultuous life of his neighbor Nakita. When he encounters her at Darryl’s apartment, their interaction leads to a series of misadventures. Tyler is left questioning his friendships and his ability to deal with an environment forRead More